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right now on cbs 2 this morning...what the defense team in a corridor murder trial says caused their client to brutally kill a woman in broad daylight. the shocking accounts from a california college while a man
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stabbing people with a knife was on the loose. the five year old who disappeared -- and was found safe more than a decade later. welcome to c two this morning...i'm kevin bbarry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrbrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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continuing coverage of a corridor murder trial. trial.new testimony continues this morning, just a few hours from right now. now.the defense will now make their case -- since prosecutors rereed their case wednesday. wednesday.nicholas luerkens is accused of stabbing lynnsey donald in the marion hy-vee parking lot in april.witnesses on the stand say the twdated -- but broke up around the beginning of the year.jurors saw the aftermath of the attack -- and the knife that was used to kill her.donald's friends told the jury about luerkens' pattern of stalking before the killing. investigators also showed ramblings in a notebook erkens made ter the
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"there's a little star off to the left and it says 'think about ways to kill lynnsey, also ways to track her down'. below that, again in large letters it says f--- life and 'lynnsey dies.'" dies.'"the defense says mixing alcohol and anti-depressants made luerkens more susceptible to violence. they continue their testimony today at 9. this trial is expected to wrap up by the end of the week.be sure to tune in to the cbs 2 news evening newscasts tonight, to see what happens today in court. four stabbing victims are recovering this morning, after another act of violence on a college campus.now the construction worker, who many believe distracted the suspect long enough to prevent t y victims from dying, is s ying at first, he thought it was just a fight. fight."i went to open the door to break it up and see if everybody was ok and they all screamed run when i opened the door." door."byron price was then himself stabbed by the male college student.it all
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happened wednesday morning at the university of california, merced.the suspect fled from the room and was later shot and killed by lice. authorities are investigating a motive. an arrest has been made in sacramento, sacramento,in the stabbing of u-s airman spencer stone.he's one of three americans hailed as heroes for stopping a french terrorosuspect on board a paris-bound train in august. last month -- he was stabbed outside a club .investigators say the attack followed an argument over someone recording video at a party. stone has recovered fromomis juries. authorities now say a boy who was shot and killed in chicago may have been lured to his death.witnesses told police nine-year-old ty-shawn lee appeared to be drawn from a nearby park into the alley where he was killed. investigators believe thth shooter targeted the boy because of his family's gang ties.a reward for information is at 35-thousand dollars. tyshawn lee will be buried next tuesday. also in illiliis, we now have the latest details on the police officer who took his
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own life, and staged his death to make it seem like he was killed in the line of duty. duty.at the time of his death, it looked like three suspects killededharles gliniewicz and fled. but after an intense and costly manhunt, investigators raised questions.it was later revealed he killed himself, and now recovered text messages show he stole thousandndof dollars from a youth program over seven years. "gliniewicz committed the ultimate betrayal to the citizens he served and the entire law enforcement community. the facts of his actions prove he behaved for years in a manner completely contrary to the image he portrayed." portrayed."at least two others may have been involved in criminal activity bebere his death.h.right now, an organization that assists survivors of officers killed in the line of duty, is asking his family to return their donation. new this morning, morning,an alabama boy who went missing in 2002 has now been found alive in ohio.the
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f-b-i was tipped off this past weekend and has been keeping an eye on this home in cleveland.authorities say 18-year-old julian hernandez was taken by his father -- - bobby -- when julian was just five years old.bobby didn't have custody of his son and is now facing charges for the boy'abduction .the boy's mother and the rest of his family have been told he has been found safe. a judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging governor terry branstad's decision to close two state mental health centers. centers.democrat and union leaders filed the lawsuit, claiming the governor couldn't make a move without legislative approval.the judge sided with the governor, saying he has the authority to veto funding for the centers in mount pleasant and clarinda. an attorney representing lawmakers says they plan to appeal the ruling. a group of students in cedar rapidsspent time outside the classroom giving back to the community.xavier high schoolers spend a morning in november morning in november every year participating in their community service day. about t studentstspainted the walls -- floor boards and
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ceilings at a habitat for humanity home.the students we spoke with say it's a lot of fun giving back-- knowing they're making someone else's day. we want to give back because we have been given so much and we're so incredibly blessed and this is just our way to serve others and to help out those tt have greatly helped us. overall, about 700 students went to more than n 0 locations in cedar rapids. it's still to come... come...the engagement ring that might get more attention than even the biggest diamonds. diamonds.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have...
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaeang truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a cocoupt political system
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funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- huhuand, father, grgrdfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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up next is an engagement ring that may leave your mouth gaping. gaping.forget the diamonds, a groom to-be in california opted to put something else, in his future wife's ring. ring.jeanne moos shows us what it is. is. usually engagement rings are slipped on a finger or come out of an opened box...but how about an open mouth..... (carlee leifkes/ fiance proposed with wwdom tooth ring) "oh h ah we definitely right off the bat have been excited telling people it's his wisdom tooth."in movies they go to tiffanys and say.... "pick one"but this one was extracted....extracted from lucas unger's mouth when he was 17.now at 23, he's given it to carlee leifkes as an engagement ring.(carlee leifkes/`fiance proposed with wisdom tooth ring) "we're into oddities. ((butted to)) "the more different the better." this was no surprise, the couple discussed t t idea and took lucas' wisdom tooth to a jeweler who had never mounted a tooth in a ring before but
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was happy to do it.carlee loves the concept...(carlee leifkes/ fiance proposed with wisdom tooth ring) "he actually grew this in his body" (jeanne moos/cnn corresponden t) "it was sort of a piece of him?"(carlee leifkes/ fiance proposed with wisdom tooth ring) "yeah and i'm happy i get to wear that every day." (jeanne moos/cnn corresponden t) "for those who say yuck, the tooth has already been professionally cleaned and coated."lucas proposed on halloween.later this month the couple will get married in las vegas..."ain't nothin but a hound dog"by an elvis impersonator.her tattooed broken leg will beben a camouflage cast and the wisdom tooth will serve as engagement and wedding ring.(jeanne moos/cnn correspondent) "would you brush this tooth?"(carlee leifkes/ fiance proposed with wisdom tooth ring) "ah, no i wouldn't brush it ."she can always takakit o the dentist for its annual checkup. actually, that's no joke.one commenter noted she has a similar wisdom tooth ring."i chipped it...recently when i went to get a cavity filled my dentist fixed my ring for me too."no matter what marilyn monroe says..."diamonds are a
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girl's best friend."(carlee leifkes/ fiance proposed with wisdom tooth ring) and i say diamonds aren't a girl's best friend. they're not my friend. my fiance is."the wisdom from that tooth is already rubbing off."best friend"jeanne moos cnn(carlee leifkes/ fiance proposed with wisdom tooth ring) "there it is."ny
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it's now on this morning. morning.after the eak... break...the holiday movie coming out just in time for the holiday season -- that was created right here in the corridor.
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- it's now we're takingng look at your_______ your_______ remember when you were a kid at christmas? you couldn't wait to sneak a peek at the presents under the tree. maybe shake a few boxes to guess what's inside. inside.i know it mabe a bit
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early but this morning in an story you will only see on cbs 2 news --we're going to loosen the wrapping on a very special christmas gift giftcreated in the corridor. corridor. "it was really hard working with grace." "hey." "i'm just kidding, she did a killer job." job." "hello?" "hey, is this the north pole?" "no, it's iowa." "io..what?" "who are you?" "i'm toby."and 11-year old grace ingerswoll of iowa city plays morgan in "up on the wooftop," the brand new christmas movie produced entirely in stern iowa by backrow studios. studios. "this was defifitely our biggest production yet. more cast, more crew members, bigger scope. we had to re- create the north pole. we had to have a dog leading a sleigh. "i got to drive a car." "yes, we had to have grace driving a car."you see, it's grace's job, as morgan,
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north pole after he falls off santa's sleigh. sleigh. "hey, do you know where i could find santa?" "hmmmmyes, the mall." "the mall?" "yeah, the mall." "well, can we go to the mall?" "it's closed, silly." "ahh! candy crush."every scene in "up on the wooftop" was shot in iowa city, solon and the quad cities with dozens of local extras and a central cast a crew of about fifteen, a collaborative experience that grace really enjoyed. enjoyed. "it was just nice to meet new people and work with them and hear their ideas and share your own. you know, it helped make the whole thing better."of course, wooftop is geared toward children, but clarke says with some 2nd city players and dennis haskins as santa claus, there's plenty for adults to enjoy as well. well. "there's definitely a lot of humor and a lot of themes that play to a mainstream audience so we're really excited about that." that." "is this pillow
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hypoallergenic?" "go to sleep." "hey, just a warning, i get a little gassy at night sometimes. oops! sorry." already set for global distribution, "up on the wooftop" will have its red carpet premier at the paramount theatre next friday, novemberer13th.. 13th. . "we're actually going to have a red carpet. we're gonna have a hollywood red carpet backdrop so people can walk the red carpet and get their picture taken."and who knows, grace says this could be thehe start ofof franchise. franchise. "yeah." "wooftop 2 on ice." "stan and dewey escape from jail." "stan and dewey escape from jail, she's already got the plot line. perfect. hold on, what else ya got?" "that's all." "okay." next friday's red carpet premier includes a pre-show event where you can meet the cast and crew and get treats for the kids. we have ticket information at cbs 2 iowa dot com. but, if you miss it, the movie comes out on dvd, itunes, amazon and several other platforms november 17th.
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coming up... up...the presidential candidate going to the floor of the senate to try to decriminalize marijuana. marijuana. if you think we can grow our economy while ignoring climate change, think again. america's most innovative companies are already moving to clean energy using existing technology to improve their bottom line.
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and families across america to save money on electricity and create millions of new jobs. it all starts with 50% clean energy by 2030.
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here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories --
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for the first time -- linn county knows exactly where it stanan on premature births.the march of dimes has released it's county specific premature birth report card and linn county earned a b grade at 9 percent.that's slightly better than the rest of iowa's c grade.the goal of the report card is to improve preterm birth rates across the country. in cedar rapids, a proposal to help veterans find housing is gaining traction.the city council recently approved tax credits for the healing out heroes project.the group aims to help veterans near the v-a outpatient clinic find housing near the clinic. tonight american idol finalist colton dixon is performing at the u-s cellular center in cedar rapids.he's currently on tour with grammy wwner toby- mac.the concert starts at 7 -- and tickets are still on sale. it's coming up next... next...the corridor publication that's on the move
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@ right now on cbs 2 this morning...the latest information this morning bout what brought down a russian passenger jet in egypt. the changes coming to the cedar rapids public libraries after a levy to help fund them fails on election day. the message one california man has for the uber driver he hit overernd over again. welcome to cbs two this orning...taking a live look at happy thursday i'm kelly d'ambrosio d'ambrosioand i'm kevin barry. iowans are getting closer to caucus night at the start of february -- so the two major political parties are coming together to o teach tudents about what will happen all across the state.that's coming up at 7 on fox28. fox28.plus if you like
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violi...we're gettlng a ravioli demonstration from one of newbo market's newest vendors. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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the latest details into the downed russian plane in egypt point to terrorists being responsible. that plane crash killed all 224 people aboard the metro-jet airliner. airliner.and now the latest u-s intel suggests that is-is could've been the reason the plane went down. down."we can not rectly say why the russian jet crashed, but we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down as a result of an explosive device." device."daysysfter u-s authorities dismissed claims that an isis affiliate brought down the passenger jet, u-s officials now believe the terror group planted a bomb on
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the planinrcepted communications lead investigators to t ts new discovery.the flight crashed after breaking apart in air, without ever sending out a distress signal.russian officials have said it's too early to jump to that conclusion. new this morning in russia, today ththfirst of the 224 victims in that crash has been laid to rest in a city just 100 miles south of saint petersberg.a majority of those victims were russian.so far only 140 bodies have been found. crews are still searching for more victims in egypt. also new this morning -- is a poll suggesting more than 60 percent of americans disagree with how president obama has been responding to the threat of ththislamic state.the associated press -- g-f-k poll says last year in september -- that number was closer to 50-percent.the poll also shows an increased pessimism about the country susuess in afghanistan. new details on the pacific rim trade deal dealhave now been finalized. new zealand released the
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it's foreign ministry website. the white housussays the deal would eliminate 18-thousand taxes that countries impose on u-s exports.the deal gives drug companies 8 years of protection from cheaper competitors -- instead of the 12 years the industry wanted. critics say it will force american workers to compete with workers in low-wage countries like vietnam. an airport in san diego had to shut down flights after a gunman at a nearby apartment complex,x,pened fire toward police officers. officers.the f-a-a said the flights were shut down only as a precaution because the apartment is in the airport's approach path..police say the gunman had a high powered rifle, and the situation started from a domestic dispute.the standoff lasted five hours and ended with the suspect surrendering.no one was hurt. the california man caught on camera attacking an uber driver is now apologizing to ththman he hit several times. times.the video was released earlier this week of former taco bell executive ben golden. when the driver asked him to get out of his car -- golden started hitting the man from
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the back seat.he said he doesn't remember anything f fm that night -- and that his heart sank when he finally saw the video. "it's not me in the video. it's not me and it was hard to watch and i'm ashamed." budded to "i want him to know that i acknowledge what i did, ok, and i apologize." apologize."golden has been charged with 4 counts of assault and battery and he could face a yearar in jail.the uber driver has also filed a lawsuit against him. there are now four more confirmed cases of e-coli linked to chiptole restaurants in the pacific northwest. northwest.that brings the total number of cases to 29. and that number could still go up as more people get tested. since the outbreak began, chipotle voluntarily shut down all of its chains in washington state.they are also in the proross of testiti and replacing food items while e workers clean all the restaurants from top to bottom. kraft heinz is closing down seven plants in north america. the company is also shifting meat production from its
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exisiting oscar mayer plant in downton davenport, to a planned location just miles away. away.around 12-hundred people work there.the plan is to retain at least 475 employees for the new plant.later today the iowa economic development authority will meet to consider granting the company millions in tax breaks. 26-hundred workers at the seven closing locations will lose their jobs. a follow up here in the corridor, corridor,changes are coming to the cedar rapids public library -- after voters rejected a tax levy on election night that would've provided funding for the library's operations. library staff members say most likely -- th the downwnwn location and the ladd library across town will have to shut down one day a week. that's not sitting we'll with some people in the community. i haven't been this upset about a city happening in a long, long time, but i'm a lover of the library, and apparently not enough people in this town love the library enough 06.59.22.03 th say libraries will also have to reduce some of the
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services they offer. staff says it'll most likely be a few months before they have to start making those cuts. one day after a measure to leagalize marijuana in ohio failed -- presidential candidate beie sanders filed a senate bill to decriminalize the drug throughout the country. country.the bill would also allow states to decide whether to allow the recreational use. the billlls a long s st in the senate -- but sanders only recently made his position clear on marijuana. in north liberty, liberty,the corridor business journal celebrated a new beginning.the publication held an official groundbreaking for their new headquarters.the independent paper is moving out of the iowa river landing and building a new home in north liberty. " i believe that north liberty's really the center of the universe, center of the corridor and what better place to build a building and to grow a business. so we're really excited about building it here in north liberty." liberty."that's exactly where the first issue was created 11 years ago.
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after the break... break...the gymnastics routine caught on camera in the middle of a national park. park.in your cbs 2 weather
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here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories - - on this morning... as we inch closer to the weekend, gas prices in iowa are staying stable.that despite rising prices throughout the country.the average gallon of gas in iowa is roughly 2-dollars and d cents.that's still higher than the national average of 2- twenty. thousands of middle school students across eastern iowa will be headingto hawkeye community college in waterloo
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over the next two days for a stem career fair.tem stands for science, technology, engineering and math.today the fair kicks off in just a few hours, and lasts until noon. more students will attend the fair tomorrow as well. november is national adoption month, and to celebrate, a candle light celebration of adoption will take place tomorrow at four oaks in cedar rapids.national adoption month is a time to raise awareness on the need for foster parents to open their homes to o child in need.the event is free and open to the public. check out this funny wildlife video!a spotted skunk caught on a wildlife cam showing off it's handstand skills! skills!it happened in an n arizona national park back in the summer.this week, the u-s national park service shared the video.the trick is actually part of the animal's defense mechanism.just like other types of skunks, spotted skunks spray a ststky scent at potential predators.but the park service says before spraying, spotted skunks also will sometimes do a handstand and try to intimidate any
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good morning, it's on this morning, we'll have another look at some of today's top stories, right after this. cbs-2 news connects with the corridor.call us with your story tips at 1-800-222-kganor email us at news s cbs2iowa.comor connect with us
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- it's now we're taking a look at your_______ your_______ continuing coverage of a corridor murder trial. trial.new testimony y cocoinues this morning, just a few hours from right now. now.the defense will now make their case -- since prosecutors rested their case wednesday. wednesday.nicholas luerkens is accused of stabbing lynnsey donald in the marion hy-y-e parking lot in apririwitnesses on the stand say the two dated -- but broke up around the beginning of the year.jurors saw the aftermath of the attack -- and the knife that was used to kill her.donald's friends told the jury about luerkens' pattern n stalking before the killing. investigators also showed ramblings in a notebook luerkens made after the couple's relationship ended. "there's a little star off to
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the left and it says 'think abououways to kill lynnsey,y, alsosoways to track her down'. below that, again in large letters it says f--- life and this time underlined, it says 'lynnsey dies.'" dies.'"the dedense says mixing alcohol and anti-depressants made luerkens more susceptible to violence. they continue their testimony today at 9. this trial is expected to wrap up by the end of the week.be sure to tune in to the cbs 2 news evening nenecasts tonight, to see what happens today in court. four stabbing victims are recovering this morning, after another act of violence on a collegcampus.now the construction worker, who many believe distracted the suspecec long enough to prevent any victims from dying, is saying at first, he thought it was just a fight. fight."i went to open the door to break it up and see if everybody was ok and they all screamed run when i opened e door." door."byron price was then himself stabbed by the male college student.it all happened wednesday morning at the university of california,
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the room andndas later shot and killed by police. authorities are investigating a motive. an arrest has been made in sacramento, sacramento,in the stabbing of u-s airman spencer stone.he's one of three americans hailed as heroes for stopping a french terror r suspect on board a paris-bound train in august. last month -- he was stabbed outside a club .investigators say the attack followed an argument over someone recording video at a party. stone has recovered from his injuries. authorities now say a boy who was shot and killed in chicago may have been lured to his death.witnesses told police nine-year-old ty-shawn lee appeared to be drawn from a nearby park into the alley where he was killed. investigators believe the shooter targeted the boy because of his family's gang ties.a reward for information is at 35-thousand dollars. tyshawn lee will be buried next tuesday. also in illinois, we now have the latest details on the police officer who took his own life, and staged his death to make it seem like he was killed in the line of duty.
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it looked like three suspects killed charleses gliniewicz and fled. but after an intense and costly manhunt, investigators raised questions.it was later revealed he killed himself, and now recovered text messages show he stole thousands of dollararfrom a youth program over seven years. "gliniewicz committed the ultimate betrayal to the citizens he served and the entire law enforcement community. the facts of his actions prove he behaved for years in a manner completely contrary to the image he portrayed." portrayed."at least two others may have been involved in criminal activity before his death.right now, an organization that assists survivors of officers killed in the line of duty, is asking his family to return their donation. new this morning, morning,an alabama boy who went missing in 2002 has now been und alive in ohio.the f-b-i was tipped off this past weekend and has been keeping an eye on this home in cleveland.authorities say
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was taken by his father -- bobby -- when julian was justst five years old.bobby didn't have custody of his son and is now facing charges for the boy's abduction .the boy's mother and the rest of his family have been told he has been found safe. a judge dismissed a wsuit chalalnging governor terry branstad's decision to close two state mental health centers. centers.democrat and union leaders filed the lawsuit, claiming the governor couldn't make a move without legislative approval.the judge sided with the governor, saying he has the authority to veto funding for the centers in mount pleasant and clarinda. an attorney representing lawmakers says they plan to appeal the ruling. a group of students in cedar rapidsspent time tside the classroom giving back to the community.xavier high schoolers spend a morning in november every year participating in their community service dadaabout 20 students painted the walls -- floor boarar and ceilings at a habitat for humanity home.the students we spoke with say it's a lot of fun giving back-- knowing they're making someone else's day. we want to give back because
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we have been given so much and we're so incncdibly blessed and this is just our way to serve others and to help out those that have greatly helped us. overall, about 700 students went to more than 200 locations in cedar rapids. some of youngest corridor students are now learning more about a specific kind of education. education.the johnson steam academy in cedar rapids celebrated its first ever "steam team day."students get to be part of learning activities that spark their interests.the kids get to pick three different topics that range from pumpkins and dance to water olympics. "what we know for sure is if kids are engaged and excited about what they are learning it is nininy percent of the battle. we keep them engaged by offering them opportunities where they can be hands on." on."the johnson steam academy is the newest addition to the cedar rapids school district, it opened this fall."steam" covers scscnce -- technology -- engineering -- art and math. it's now on this morning. morning.we'll take a look at what's coming up on fox 28 morning live before we send
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you'll switch over to fox 28 right now for fox 28 morning live.coming up - we're just three months away from the iowa caucuses.find out how w both majaj poltical parares are coming together to teach high school kids about the process. process.plus - the corridor's own jake dinnella will be here. we'll catch up with jake and tell you where you can find him performing this weekend in eastern this weekend in
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